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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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Epstein Barr Virus (Definition)

The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more


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Can epstein-barr virus (ebv) turn into a deadly disease, and what are the symptoms, treatments, and causes?

Can epstein-barr virus (ebv) turn into a deadly disease, and what are the symptoms, treatments, and causes?

It can rarely.: Almost everyone gets infected with ebv and almost everyone recovers. During acute infection, complications include low platelets, potential airway obstruction and spontaneous or trauma-related ruptured spleen. The virus stays dormant after one recovers and can be associated with lymphomas in very immunosuppressed hosts. ...Read more

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How long could epstein barr virus last?

How long could epstein barr virus last?

Variable : The symptoms of ebv in mononucleosis last anywhere from days to weeks and months average is about 4 weeks, but some get better in a week and others last for months.It depends on a persons immune system. ...Read more

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How does somebody get treated for epstein barr virus?

How does somebody get treated for epstein barr virus?

TREATMENT OR EB VIRU: The disease is self limiting and notreatment is neccesary, except bed rest in acute infections and oral fluids. If there is a co existing infection than treat with appropriate antibiotics.In severe cases some times we use oral corticosteroids, which reduce some symptoms and swelling precutions for few months to avoid contact sport and activities to prevent rupture of spleen. ...Read more

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Can you please define epstein barr virus in simple words?

Virus of Herpes fami: It ia a virus of the herpes family also called hepes virus 4(hhv-4) and happens to be one of the most common virus in humans it causes infectious mononucleosis hodgkins lymphoma and other cancers like burkitts lymphoma. ...Read more

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Does the epstein-barr virus cause cancer?

Does the epstein-barr virus cause cancer?

Yes.: Ebv is most commonly associated with burkitt lymphoma and hodgkin lymphoma, especially in states of compromised immunity such as HIV infection. It is also the virus that causes mononucleosis ("mono"). What is encouraging, though, is that the majority of us have been infected at some point with ebv and yet most of the time we do not develop cancer. ...Read more

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Can the epstein barr virus affect the respiratory?

Possibly.: It is possible for ebv infection to cause respiratory symptoms. In general, ebv infections are either asymptomatic or are associated with a mononucleosis like syndrome of tiredness / fatigue. In some patients (especially people whose immune systems aren't functioning optimally), ebv can cause pneumonia / pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs proper). This is not common but is possible. ...Read more

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Can epstein barr virus cause me to be sore?

Can epstein barr virus cause me to be sore?

Possible: In the short term yes ... In the long term probably no. See your doc and get some blood testing. Look of the routine stuff and also trace elements especially rbc magnesium. ...Read more

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Can the epstein-barr virus which causes mono cause cancer?

Can the epstein-barr virus which causes mono cause cancer?

In certain...: ...Conditions, yes. In particular, when it happens simultaneously with malaria, it can cause burkitt's lymphoma, a common cancer in africa. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have reactive nodes and fatigue after 13 years of epstein barr virus?

Is it possible to still have reactive nodes and fatigue after 13 years of epstein barr virus?

Chronic Viral infect: This is a very good question and it may not be easily answered. The research on this is still showing mixed results. The more likely scenario that we are seeing some interest is another common viral illness known as cmv. Chronic viral inflammation with CMV may be a common reason for disease. There is no definitive information yet, but we could see more as the study of viruses progresses. ...Read more

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If you've been diagnosed with epstein barr virus by your doctor, what symptoms can you expect?

Mono, fatigue: Usually gets better on its own, but not until days or weeks of swollen glands, severe fatigue, muscle aches and fevers. Epstein barr virus infection is one form of "mononucleosis" or "mono". (cmv is the other cause). Sometimes there is a rash. Most people feel fatigue. ...Read more

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Can all epstein - barr virus infected people eventually become carriers for the rest of their lives?

Yes they carry the V: Yes they are carriers of the virus but virus stays dormant in the body and they are not contagious all the time. ...Read more

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When diagnosing epstein barr virus & mono , are they two different blood tests taken when determining the proper diagnoses ?

Mono syndromes: 80% of mono is thought due to EB virus and various screening tests can point to that diagnosis.A simple CBC can show a predominance of "monocytes" among the white cells.A screening monospot can be positive. To be sure it is an acute EB virus related infection specific EB virus antibodies can be ordered that differentiate EB from a half dozen other possibilities.It is seldom necessary for treatm ...Read more

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My wbc is always high ranging from 13-26 And I've been told several times within the last 8 years that I have epstein barr virus what does this mean?

Need more infrmation: The key is which cells are high, whether they all look normal, and especially how you FEEL. Some people lack molecules that keep white cells hunkered down on the vessels walls, so more of them circulate even though you're basically fine. A majority of folks have antibodies against Epstein-Barr from meeting it as kids or having infectious mono. I suspect it means nothing. What does your doctor say? ...Read more

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My son was diagnosis with Epstein Barr Virus when he was 2. I read that he is at a greater risk of cancer now. How much greater is his risk? I'm very worried

Kissing Disease: Research suggests that there is a greater risk of the development of Hodgkins Lymphoma on the order of 1 case per 1000 patients with documented Epstein Barr Virus mononucleosis. Almost everyone becomes infected with the virus at some point in his or her lives, and those infected during childhood rarely become ill. The fact that he was two years old diminishes that risk significantly. ...Read more

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Why do drs do epstein barr virus test?

State of infection : The tests can say if a person is susceptible to ebv, if an ebv infection is ongoing or if an acute infection occurred in the past. ...Read more

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How should I deal with epstein barr virus?

Epstein barr virus: If you have symptoms of an active infection, do not share your eating utensils, drinks and drinking glasses or cups. Be sure to wash utensils and glasses thoroughly. Kissing can spread eb virus, since the virus can be spread in saliva. If your doctor tells you your spleen is enlarged due to the infection, avoid contact sports or activities where an abdominal injury my occur. ...Read more

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What is epstein barr virus symptoms usually?

Glandular fever: Or mononucleosis as it is more properly called is the most common presentation for ebv when it causes symptoms. Fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, enlarged liver and spleen with loss of appetite and fatigue are common. ...Read more

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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more